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if president karzai doesn't sign a security pact allowing them to stay until 2014. >> it's a very real possibility because if we don't have a bilateral security agreement which i've noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here at 2014. no international partners will come. afghanistan essentially will be alone. but we have no other option. >> american people look at this, all the blood, all the treasure. they hear things that hamid karzai says, adding new demands before he sign this security agreement, just a refusal to comply. why can't americans look at that and say it's just not worth it? >> i think that is a legitimate question, that we should ask that question, is it worth it or not worth it. it needs to be asked. especially in a representative government, a democracy, those questions must be asked. so it is now up to president karzai to make a decision. >> did the u.s. miscalculate in thinking he could be a partner? >> well, he has been a partner. >> but he surprised the u.s. saying he was going to sign this thing and he didn't. >> we were surprised. and then t
, thanked them for their service. he did not, repeat not meet with the afghan president hamid karzai who apparently didn't invite him in for coffee despite what the u.s. has done in afghanistan over these years, spending hundreds of billions of dollars, losing thousands of troops. i was pretty shocked that hagel, the defense secretary of the united states, was not apparently invited by president hamid karzai for a meeting. it's pointed though because the afghan leader has delayed signing a security agreement to extend the u.s. military troop presence in afghanistan for another ten years. hagel downplayed the significance of not meeting with karzai and says at afghan defense minister assured him the security agreement will be signed in "a timely manner." right now about 50,000 u.s. troops are still in afghanistan, supposed to stay most of them throughout this year but all of them are supposed to be out by the end of 2014. the coming year unless there's a security agreement in place. then there could be eight to 10,000 for 12,000 u.s. troops for another ten years at a cost of billions of d
, and the president of afghanistan, hamid karzai doesn't even have time to invite him in for a cup of coffee. what is going on. >> reporter: well, what the pentagon will tell you is that hagel never planned to meet with karzai during this trip, that it was simply a trip to thank the troops. he did, however, meet with some top afghan government officials to discuss what is going on and why karzai won't sign the security agreement that the u.s. needs that signature on in order to keep troops there after the end of 2014. let's be very clear. the u.s. isn't so anxious to stand right next for karzai right now. he is so unpredictable, that they really don't understand fully, they say, what he is up to. right now they're working with the second tier of afghan officials trying to get this resolved. wolf? >> we'll see what happens. at stake thousands of u.s. troops that could be stuck at the cost of bills ona year, and hamid karzai won't even talk. it's pretty shocking when you think about t we'll continue to follow the afghan story, because it is so important. barba barbara, thanks very much. >>> a ground
consecutive terms. if i could, karzai has the same problem. he is a little bit crazy, is not trustworthy, tries to get the best deal for himself -- not necessarily for his people, but for himself. not aneceptive and honest broker. you see that off and on in these backroom middle eastern countries more than you do anywhere else. host: leading us to the headlines today in the paper about the afghanistan deal that john kerry is trying to negotiate along with nato, getting karzai to sign it. the headline in "the washington post ," is that it is in peril. it has been in peril the whole time. it is going to hurt the international community's help afghanistan. people will not invest billions of dollars if they do not know where the money is going, if it is just going into the corrupt pockets of an afghan official. i do not know what the problem of karzai is. i truly do not. for all the help, the money, the lives that the international community has given to make themselves safer because afghanistan was the hot spot of international terrorist the pakistan with its nuclear capability, clearly it
, karzai, the president of afghanistan has the same problems the iranian government has. meaning he's a little bit crazy. he's not trustworthy. he tries to get the best deal for himself, not necessarily his own people, but just himself. he's deceptive and is not an honest broker. you see that popping up in these backwards middle eastern countries more than anywhere else. >> host: that leads us to the headlines today about the afghanistan java secretary of state john kerry is trying to negotiate with nato, getting hamid karzai to sign it. the headline in the "washington post" as it is now in peril. >> guest: it has been imperiled this whole time. we want to sign during this last summit. it's about six months late. it's going to hurt america's ability and the international community's ability to help afghanistan because people want to invest billions of dollars if they don't know where the money is going. i don't know what karzai's problem is. i truly don't. for all of the help of the money in the community has given to make themselves safer because afghanistan was the hot spot by the
with crimes. these status of forces agreements are essential. and if karzai will not sign the agreement, then our hands are tied. the president's hands are tied. on the other hand, they have an election norah, in the spring. karzai will not be in office anymore. and some think, including the chairman of the senate armed services committee, carl levin, that we need to wait because even if karzai signed it we can't rely on him going forward because he'll only be in office a few more months. we maybe should try to tread water until a new president is elected in afghanistan in the spring. >> let's talk about as we're wrapping up the end of the year the latest polls are coming out calling this the worst congress ever saying it's the least productive. what do you say to that? is there a way to not blame the other guy? >> we all need to take responsibility. that's one of the things frankly folks at home get really irritated at is no matter what goes wrong we're so anxious to say it's their fault. in washington we're good at that, blaming the other guy, because this is a
secretary chuck hagel has made an unannounced trip to afghanistan. hagel is not planning to meet with karzai during his stop >> six suspects in the truck carrying radioactive have been released from the hospital. all of them experienced symptoms of radiation exposure. >>> in the wake of last weekend's deadly rail accident, they have until tuesday to identify all lines who have speed changes of 20 miles per hour or more. the railroad is ordered to put extra operators online. >>> new mexico state police officer who shot at the van with children inside has been fired. the incident happened in october during a traffic stop dispute over a speeding ticket. >>> a woman in georgia is facing a series of charges for using her 5-year-old son to burglarize her neighbor's house. video from the in-home surveillance shows the boy breaking in through the doingy door. the home owner set up a camera after noticing things missing from her house. >>> the american veteran detained in north korea is heading home. newman arrived last night night hours after his release. he is expected to land in his hometown of sa
, afghanistan's hamid karzai and cuba's raul castro. joining me from south africa, nbc's ron allen. can you give me a sense of what it's like on the ground and the preparations that are under way. >> it's been an amazing few days since we've been here. in case you can't hear, it's raining, it's dark. there are still crowds out there chanting, choirs, is a mood of festivity, jubilation. also grief and mourning, but for the most part it's been a time of celebrating the life of nelson mandela. we've just achieved the official program for tomorrow. the service begins here around 11:00 a.m., which is 4:00 a.m. in the united states. they are expecting 80,000 people to jam the football stadium and the overflow crowds in at least three or four other stadiums. on the program we see there are several of nelson mandela's grandchildren that will speak. there are marks by secretary-general ban ki-moon. there are also remarks by foreign dignitaries including president obama. he will be followed by the president of brazil, china, india, and raoul castro of cuba and finally remarks by jacob zuma from africa. qu
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into a discussion on foreign policy, starting with this healafghanistan deadline. >> karzai won't sign this deal. susan rice went over to save it and she couldn't save it with the president. they're saying, what's going on? i thought you agreed to this whole deal. does the president himself have to get this done? they can't seem it get this done by the end of the year. >> here and reporting over the weekend, president rouhani in iran saying, we're going to enrich uranium. is there any reason to think that iran gives up its nuclear option? >> no. iran is now cementing that. rouhani went on an interview with the sentinel times, and this is creating big problems with iran's neighbors. they all gave up their right to enrich and the saudis already paid for a nuclear program. pakistan, all they have to do is call that debt in and say, send it over. proliferation is a real threat, but the question from the white house is, what are the options? >> isn't it a question, too, about who gets to decide about israel having its own nuclear capacity? does the united states have the ability to direct that? >> no
visit comes as afghan president hamid karzai refuses to sign a deal that would allow u.s. troops to stay in the country past 2014. the u.s. says they want a deal signed by the end of the month. hagel has no plans to meet with karzai on his trip. his office says he is in the country to thank troops for their service. >>> and now, you are about to look at live pictures from johannesburg, south africa, where visitors from all over the world continue to mourn the loss of nelson mandela. memorial plans are under way. it could be the largest service the world has ever seen. president obama will travel to south africa for the memorial along with presidents bush and clinton. they will be joined by other world figures like the pope and celebrities including bill gates and oprah. the public service will be held on tuesday. mandela's body will lie in state for three days. after that his body will be flown to his home village for a private burial. >>> a new battle in the war on christmas. now congress looking to tax your christmas free. your christmas tree. they want to tack on 15 cents per tree. th
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hamid karzai said he won't sign it until after the country's elections from april. >>> the police department picking up pointers from usa today. according to usa today one in four are using a tactic known as tower dunk. >> that means they are tracking the ident and activity of thousands of cell phones, and at least two dozen are using a stingray, a mobile suitcase device used as a fake cell phone device to intercept calls. >>> safety improvements are coming to the railroad in the weak of last week's derail. . the new system will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and will automatically apply an emergency brake in the speed is not lowered. >>> autopsy results are due in the death of a 16-year-old boy. officials now say first responders used every means possible to try and revive that boy. he went into cardiac arrest. the boy reportedly had an underlying medical condition. his family says he was clear to fly. >>> billy joel and shirley mcclain among those celebrated at kennedy honors. santana and opera serng marty no royo rounded out this lest of honorees. president obam
to the floor to speak about the bilateral strategic agreement and the fact that president karzai has refused to sign the proposal offered by the administration. since we have been in afghanistan, 2,285 americans have given their lives for our country and 19,514 have been wounded. the time has come for congress to understand history. from the days of alexander the great to the british to the russians, no one has ever changed afghanistan. the american people are tired of the cost of war, both life and money. as i said yesterday, it is my hope that in early 2014, the leadership of the house will permit a debate and a vote on the agreement that will obligate our country to afghanistan for at least 10 more years. i realize that the vote will not change the agreement, because the president does have the authority, but this will give us a chance to represent the people of america who the majority are opposed to this agreement. it is unacceptable that we will continue to spend billions of dollars at a time, according to special inspector general, the waste, fraud and abuse is worse in afghanistan to
deal. it's a bad thing president karzai is playing politics with this and not getting on and doing it. it is crucial. there's an election in afghanistan next year. the question will be is there enough credibility in that election to keep the security situation under control and it will require some continued presence of american forces there. >> you mentioned china and perhaps the continued slow down on the chinese economy but we're seeing think it week, a rise in regional tensions driven by chinese nationalism over this disputed set of islands. what happens in that region in terms of national security and how, if you were sitting in the white house or if you were taking your magazine to the white house tomorrow what would you be warning them about regional tensions? >> i think it's another very good example of where america is so essential that without the american presence there, without america being prepared to hold the fort, that situation could easily get out of control very fast. >> we're looking at the prospect of some sort of military conflict? >> potentially unfortunately yo
. jones: the letter respectfully reminded the president that president karzai continues to thumb his nose in the eyes of the american taxpayer. we have seen many news articles reporting karzai refusal to sign bilateral strategic agreement that this administration has proposed, an agreement that would obligate united states money and united states troops for at least 10 more years in afghanistan. in an associated press article printed in my state paper tiled "afghanistan president delays deal," the subtitle goes on to read, "u.s. says it will pull out troops if security agreement isn't signed." mr. speaker, it is my hope that the house will encourage the president to pull our troops out and stop spending money we do not have in a country that does not even want our help. furthermore, it's my hope that the house and senate leadership will in 2014 allow congress to vote on this issue of the bilateral strategic agreement. mr. speaker, it is wrong that the afghan parliament may vote on whether they want this agreement with the united states, but the house and the senate that represent the amer
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